KIP Jakarta has been changed from 4 August 1999 to Jakarta State University (UNJ) based on Presidential Decree 093/1999 dated 4 August 1999, and its inauguration was carried out by the President of the Republic of Indonesia on 31 August 1999 at the State Palace. The anniversary of the Jakarta State University was set equal to the anniversary of the Jakarta Institute of Teacher Training and Education (IKIP) which was the forerunner of the Jakarta State University on May 16, 1964.

Jakarta State University has a vision of becoming a reputable university in the Asian Region and has a mission of holding a Tridarma of Higher Education that is Superior and Useful for human benefit. In addition, UNJ also has a goal of creating a smart and civilized society through the development, application and dissemination of science and technology.